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What Japanese eat on New Years Eve Posted by on Dec 31, 2014

When New Years Eve comes, there is one and only traditional Japanese food we all eat in Japan. It is called Toshikoshi soba. (年越しそば、としこしそば). It is a noodle bowl that we all eat on December 31st every year. Soba is known for a tasty healthy noodle, but the purpose of eating the soba noodle on…

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Learn How to Roll Sushi Posted by on Dec 31, 2014

For Sushi lovers out there, do you make maki zushi, 巻きずし、まきずし (rolled sushi) at home? In western countries such as U.S., we often eat rolled sushi’s. Dragon Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls, etc..  Believe it or not in Japan, it is not so common to eat rolls. Typical sushi restaurant will have a Nigiri Zushi, 握りずし、にぎりずし…

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Jingle Bells in Japanese Posted by on Dec 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to everyone! Today is the Christmas, for some of you, it’s the day you have been waiting for all year long! No matter where you are in the world, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! For a quick Japanese learning, I would like to share with you all the following famous famous…

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All about Christmas – Must Know Japanese Vocabulary Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

Hi everyone, Christmas is already coming up next week. Are you ready for Christmas? This might be the busiest time of the year for some of you, getting your presents ready for everyone, shipping them out to friends & family, also perhaps, getting your house ready to welcome some guests?  I know I am pretty…

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Learn Japanese by Listening to an Old Folk Tale Posted by on Dec 7, 2014

Here is another popular Japanese Old Folk Tale series this month.  These stories are short, simple, and easy to understand so it’s perfect for learning Japanese especially for novice learners. Try following the story without looking at the translation or transliteration the first time. If you have problem following the story then, take a look…

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